Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jen's Top Five Cruise Tips of the Month

1. Day one of your cruise start with the top deck and work your way down and around the ship in order to familiarize yourself with your new home. Keep your deck "cheat sheet" in your pocket.

2. If you want some extra amenities with your cruise check and see what some of the Cruise Line Suites offer. For example the Holland America Deluxe Veranda Suites have a Concierge Lounge with snacks and drinks served, free dry cleaning/ laundry, Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Priority embarkation/debarkation etc....... check with me to see which lines offer which benefits!

3. If you are a Sushi lover like I am, you will be interested to know that Crystal has a new restaurant called Silk Road which offer Nobu's trademark blend of classically styled Japanese foods with Peruvian and European influences at no extra cost. Although there is no cost reservations are highly recommended as it is a smaller restaurant.

4. If you are going on an Alaska Cruise/ Cruise tour try to fit in either a Kenai Fjords Cruise or a Prince William Sound Cruise before you board the cruise! It is a highlight for most everyone I have had go on it. On this tour you will be on a smaller boat with under 150 people which brings you closer to the glaciers and the sea life! If you want this experience the whole time talk to me about doing a small ship Alaska experience. Another not to miss Alaska excursion is taking a float plane or helicopter ride. As an experienced Alaska agent I can help you in planning your side trips as there are so many great ones to chose from.

5. Check with your agent or the airline you are flying with to find out their baggage regulations. The airlines are tightening up on their policies and if your bag it too heavy or too large it will cost you.